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a higher percentage of taxes would be paid by home owners. host: this is from michele. guest: that is one frustrating aspect. mortgage rates are at historic lows. this is a great time. the time life is much longer. the credits core requirement has been ratcheted up. in the past, someone had a credit score of 720, they would be able to get a mortgage. it requires a score of 760. the housing market was not very normal, people with 720 credit scores would be able to get mortgages. now they are having a tough time. and of the role played by fannie and freddie, pushing it back to the bank. the banks need more clarity about what the rules are so they can be more confident in lending. host: what percentage fall into the 760? the max is 800. guest: historically, credit's core of 720 would have qualified. today, 760. how many people are stuck between 720 and 760? today they are being denied. host: is a policy to want looser credit? guest: absolutely not. we need to have a sustainable home ownership. wall street was going wild and fannie and freddie were going wild and that led to terrible conseque
comments. --orie saerie says greg says -- michelle -- terry says -- i says -- melvin, a democrat in miami, good morning. caller: she will get my vote because i like the ideas that she has been ve. that is why i will vote for her. host: nathaniel in bismarck, north dakota, on our independenct line. caller: hi. my thoughts are i think hillary clinton would be a good choice to run but i already know the republicans plan to put marker rubio and paul ryan in 2016. i think there would be much better choice for both president and vice president because the republicans are trying to win back the minority votes that beat he crap out of them in this election. host: dan from maryland on a republican line. good morning. caller: i think by the time obama finishes with his four years, i don't think any democrat is going to be foa roud for a while. i think we are in for a major recession. i think people are happy until all the bills start coming in. look at the states and counties that are going bankrupt. i don't think anyone will be in the mood to hire democrats. they will look to the republican out. t
of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who cannot do that today, and they need all of us right now. all of us can extend a hand to those in need, to remind them that we're there for them, that we are praying for them, and that the love they felt for those they lost in doors in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. host: the president's we can address -- weekend address. we want to tell you about what is coming up on tomorrow's edition of " "washington journal." we begin with a roundtable discussion. there will be talking about the latest news out of the fiscal cliff negotiations. we will continue our discussion regarding the fiscal cliff negotiations with matt kibbe of freedom works. then we will wrap up the program with a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations who council on foreign relations who will
michelle obama shows children the white house holiday decorations, then george will talks about religion and politics. later, james taylor from a recent appearance at the national press club. >> by the time i was 9 years old, i was handing out leaflets for robert kennedy. when i was 10, i'm a big decision and broke with the democratic party, and went to work for john lindsay. i went
on their budgets. the government cannot keep spending money. we need a vacation for michelle and obama. stop that. let's have them pay their own after a share. that applies to lobbyists and anybody traveling for private reasons. this stuff is being run by amateurs. i thank you so much for being able to talk to you. we have a class warfare. it is not right. everybody should go to church and say a prayer to god. host: dawn from california. -- don from california. a column from washington times -- he notes that the bottom line is this -- congressman darrell issa in "the washington times." will go to the democrat line, charles from texas. caller: first, i have a question. this morning when i was watching the news, did i understand that congress is getting a raise next year? host: we will have a story on that later. caller: i think they should lead by example. they need to take a pay cut if we are taking pay cuts. we need to stop foreign aid all the way around. host: will that be enough to solve the debt problem? caller: know, there needs to be tax increases and spending cuts, but i do not think it ha
-time employees, ben, libya, evan, mike, julie, richard, jennifer, nick, michelle, jim, doory, jesse, angela, kathleen, carolyn, rachel, eric, jennifer, chris, cody, greg, katelyn, stephanie, beth, bennett, nathan , emily, mary, abby, lee, shannon, christina, p.j., alex, nicki, randy, john, the two best veteran constituent service reps you could ever want. sharon, rachel, cara. mr. speaker, all of them were loyal to the district and i read their names into the record to thank them for their service and loyalty to me, with you especially for their service to -- but especially for their service to the district. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brook, for five minutes. mr. brooks: mr. speaker, the bush tax cuts history illuminates why american families face huge tax increases on january 1. the bush tax cuts had two purposes, first, stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut unemployment, and cut the deficit. second, cut taxes to help american families take care of their own needs. in just three years thanks to the bush tax cuts unemployment
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